The Georgia Straight

Thanks to Krystian Guevara (contempogaleria.tumblr.com/) for this week’s cover illustration.
Read more: Earth Day 2014: Captive whales, methane, and bike helmets

Thanks to Krystian Guevara (contempogaleria.tumblr.com/) for this week’s cover illustration.

Read more: Earth Day 2014: Captive whales, methane, and bike helmets


Couldn’t make it out last night? You missed Montreal electrofunk duo Chromeo at the commodoreballroom. 
RecordSlave was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pick of the morning. Chromeo at the Commodore Ballroom on April 15, 2014. 
Thanks RecordSlave!

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Caravan Palace at the Commodore
Dream Theater at the Queen Elizabeth
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks at the Rickshaw



Most weekdays and occasionally on the weekend, the Straight highlights a shot from one of the previous night’s music events. It’s our Concert Pic of the Morning. Interested in submitting your photos for consideration? Check out our Flickr group or post your stuff on Twitter or Instagram and tag the act’s name.

Couldn’t make it out last night? You missed Montreal electrofunk duo Chromeo at the commodoreballroom

RecordSlave was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pick of the morning. Chromeo at the Commodore Ballroom on April 15, 2014.

Thanks RecordSlave!

Recent entries

This is Zen, a cuddly dog with his cuddly toy dog.
Read more: Homeless in Vancouver: The Zen of waiting

This is Zen, a cuddly dog with his cuddly toy dog.

Read more: Homeless in Vancouver: The Zen of waiting

Have you voted for Vancouver’s city bird yet? Our newsroom is engaged in heated debate over the best candidate.

Learn more about the candidates.

From top:

Pacific wren (by Tom Talbott)

Varied thrush (by Stephen Hui)

Anna’s hummingbird (by Stephen Hui)

Black-capped chickadee (by Stephen Hui)

Pileated woodpecker (by Mele Avery)

Northern flicker (by Stephen Hui)

If you’re not a Game of Thrones fanatic, chances are you’re sleeping with one. It is, after all, a throat-slitting, zombie-dodging, throne-seeking, dragon-loving, wolf-ghosting, cave-cavorting good time. There’s no shortage of visual stimulation—not the least of which is the character Jon Snow. (Damn you, you bastard son of god knows who! Why must you be such a heartbreaker?)

Accordingly, this fantastical HBO series boasts a following of Trekkie proportions. So when the network’s global licensing department was shopping around for merchandising partners, imagine what an honour it was for Pyrrha jewellery founders Wade Papin and Danielle Wilmore to get the coveted collaboration call.

Read more: HBO taps Vancouver’s Pyrrha for official Game of Thrones jewellery collection

Photo of the Day: Love by Chris Yakimov.
Every weekday, the Straight highlights a great local shot as the Photo of the Day. Interested in submitting your photos for consideration? Check out our Flickr group.

Photo of the Day: Love by Chris Yakimov.

Every weekday, the Straight highlights a great local shot as the Photo of the Day. Interested in submitting your photos for consideration? Check out our Flickr group.


Couldn’t make it out last night? You missed the Paris-based electro-swing band Caravan Palace at the commodoreballroom. 
Carolina Horna was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pick of the morning. Caravan Palace at the Commodore Ballroom on April 14, 2014. 
Thanks Carolina!

Recent entries

Dream Theater at the Queen Elizabeth
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks at the Rickshaw
Beenie Man at Fortune Sound Club



Most weekdays and occasionally on the weekend, the Straight highlights a shot from one of the previous night’s music events. It’s our Concert Pic of the Morning. Interested in submitting your photos for consideration? Check out our Flickr group or post your stuff on Twitter or Instagram and tag the act’s name.

Couldn’t make it out last night? You missed the Paris-based electro-swing band Caravan Palace at the commodoreballroom

Carolina Horna was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pick of the morning. Caravan Palace at the Commodore Ballroom on April 14, 2014.

Thanks Carolina!

Recent entries


Couldn’t make it out last Saturday night? You missed the prog-metal quintet Dream Theater at the Queen Elizabeth. 
Psybrosis was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pick of the morning. Dream Theater at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on April 12, 2014. 
Thanks Psybrosis!

Recent entries

Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks at the Rickshaw
Beenie Man at Fortune Sound Club
Temples at the Biltmore



Most weekdays and occasionally on the weekend, the Straight highlights a shot from one of the previous night’s music events. It’s our Concert Pic of the Morning. Interested in submitting your photos for consideration? Check out our Flickr group or post your stuff on Twitter or Instagram and tag the act’s name.

Couldn’t make it out last Saturday night? You missed the prog-metal quintet Dream Theater at the Queen Elizabeth

Psybrosis was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pick of the morning. Dream Theater at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on April 12, 2014.

Thanks Psybrosis!

Recent entries

A new play at the Firehall Arts Centre takes on Canadian political lunacy. 
Read it here: Michael Healey’s Proud offers a prime political spoof
And, hey, read our review! Proud will leave you laughing
Cover photo by Emily Cooper.

A new play at the Firehall Arts Centre takes on Canadian political lunacy.

Read it here: Michael Healey’s Proud offers a prime political spoof

And, hey, read our review! Proud will leave you laughing

Cover photo by Emily Cooper.

Hey! Our table of contents photo for April 10 is pretty neat-o, too.
Photo by Lawrence Hui.

Hey! Our table of contents photo for April 10 is pretty neat-o, too.

Photo by Lawrence Hui.